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PBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm EDT
suspect in the next 48 hours, something will jell about what the outcome was. >> what about specific voter groups? president obama is ahead in the polls when it comes to women. can mitt romney appeal directly to women voters from this platform or is he really -- >> he will have to try. he will have to try to make himself acceptable. the problem that he has had for so much of this year is connecting with people as real people. people see him as too rich, two out of touch to understand the concerns of ordinary people. when he said he would bet gov. kerrey of texas $10,000. he might have said five or $10. -- when he said he would bet governor perry of texas, $10,000. >> we will be glued tonight. later in the program, we will be looking at the dos and don'ts in a television debate. we will be speaking to a performance coach for politicians. stay tuned. now, to dramatic developments in the middle east. turkey has fired retaliatory rounds into syria after five of its citizens were killed by a syrian mortar shell. this is the most serious incident in recent months. there has been bloodshed
PBS
Oct 5, 2012 9:35pm EDT
asked about it. barack obama didn't bring it up, but the next day in an n ni news,hi he said. >> well, clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's completely wrong. gwen: completely wrong is not the same as inelegantly stated. was that what he was prepared to say at the debate but never came out? >> i think so. i think in some ways it was a loss to roll any that he didn't get the question because he was so ready for it. they had telegraphed that as well as other things before that that he was ready and prepared to take that question. i think they would have loved to have done it in fronts of the millions watching that debate, to be able to clear that plate. gwen: another number which i think if you were an average viewer that you would leave a little confused about was the $5 trillion dispute. what is true, dan? >> if you watched that debate you would have no idea what was true. gwen: even i get confused. >> he wan
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm EDT
we will have a trillion dollar deficit in the next four years. >> president obama interrupted again -- think romney might win a and oscar but it was untethered from the truth. the president echoed the complaint. >> i met this very spirited fellow the claim to be a romney. how but it could not have been a robbery. because the real mitt romney has been a are a country for the last year promising 5 trillion dollars in tax cuts that favors the wealthy. the fellow is state last night said he didn't know anything about that. >> leaving denver, met romney can look pleased with himself. one day does not affect the way most people intend to vote, but it means the next string of opinion polls are important. if it narrows, it suggest romney is back in the gate. but if they do not, even after a victory, then he really is in the hole. >> how important was the first debate? i spoke to apolitical blotter and polling number cruncher and the author of a new book, "the signal and the noise, like some any predictions fail and cox some come true." history suggests debate don't make a huge difference wh
PBS
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
very next day president obama announced that he supports gay marriage. sunday morning services at white rock baptist church in durham, tonya who voted for barack obama in 2008 told us the issue has ber politically torn >> it's a direct contradiction to what god says about that. i was just... you know, it conflicts with my christian beliefs. >> brown: this man while deeply opposed to gay marriage said his concerns about voting again for the president were dispelled in recent days >> they are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what >> when mr. romney made the 47% comment, that made me shake my head and say like aate low of americans, when you tell americans you are entitled and dependent on the government because of social security and medicare, that showed a great deal of insensitivity. >> brown: pastor stevens also had a greater concern about missed opportunities. >> this shouldn't be an election about voting against the other guy. this should be an election about voting for the person who is is going to benefit your community. >> brown: you're not seeing that f
PBS
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm EDT
they do help president obama. they stop the american media going on about his debate performance and stop the idea that things are going generally in the right direction. the next set of figures may matter more -- they come out just four days before polling day. >> for more on the electoral impact of today's numbers, i spoke every time ago with the chief political columnist for politico. could president obama use these better than expected job numbers to recover from a lackluster debate? >> yes, and i think he is depending on it. it is not so much the exact 10th of a percentage point that makes a difference to people. it is how they feel about the figures. are they less worried now about losing their jobs, losing their health care perhaps, unable to pay off their college loans? do they feel more confident or less confident? do they feel the country is heading in the right direction or the wrong direction? naturally, do they feel that president obama is doing a good job or a bad job? these figures set things on a good path. it is hard to see this as bad news. >> mitt romney has based
PBS
Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
checkers pushed back on that claim and the obama campaign changed the ad to the next version saying, "his firm had outsourced." >> so fact checking is a protection against this deception? >> fact checking is a way of not eliminating the deceptive inferences, but increasing the likelihood that you have more of these statements accurate. >> you know, there are some journalists who disagree with you. the media critic jack shafer said in a column that quote, "of course politicians and their campaigns lie. of course they continue to lie even when called out. if you think otherwise, then they might have been speaking to you. you're looking for truth in all the wrong places." is that realistic or cynical or both? >> if you say that candidates are willing to lie in order to be elected, are you saying that when they govern as president, we have just licensed them to lie to us? because we have said as a public that we think that lying is acceptable and we're willing to be duped. i worry when campaigns assume that deception is just part of normal operating procedure. i wonder whether the candi
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 1:00am EDT
debates between president barack obama, the democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor, mitt romney, the republican. nominee. this debate and the next three, two presidential, one vice presidential, are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15-minute segments with two-minute answers for the first question, then open discussion for the remainder of each segment. thousands of people offered suggestions on segment subjects or questions have a the internet and other means, but i made the final selections, and for the record, they were not submitted for approval to the commission or the candidates. the segments, as i announced in advance, will be three on the economy and one each on health care, the role of government, and governing with an emphasis throughout on differences, specifics, and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers, applaus
PBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
will he say next? >> ifill: but mccaskill has her own problems. romney is well ahead in missouri, and more than half of the voters here disapprove of president obama. she says she remains independent. >> i think the president, if he were in missouri, he would say to missourians what i hope they know about me, and that is i can be a real pain. i am not someone who does what he wants me to do at his beck and call. i have said no to him. it doesn't mean i don't support him; it just means i have a strong objective record of independence. >> ifill: akin is happy to remind voters she voted for both his health care and his stimulus plans. >> she's trying to say that she is mainstream, but when you vote with barack obama 98% of the time, it's hard to say that with a straight face. >> ifill: the outcome of this election could hinge on what happens in liberal cities like st. louis, where mccaskill's supporters are, or on conservative suburbs like here in st. charles, deep in akin's congressional district. as the candidates fight it out for money, time, attention and enthusiasm, it matters which
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 3:00am EDT
actually the most authentic romney. the obama anyway litigate flip flopping. we'll see what the next week will look at. >> rose: i want to come back to that but john dickerson tell me about the medicare argument and obama says he prefers now and like the sound of obamacare. who won that particular argument about obamacare and what it does and whatever romney's proposing and what that will do, including what ryan says about vouchers. >> well, the whole healthcare debate was a pretty good proxy for the larger debate. romney had his five points against the president. he talked about these panels which there's a panel called death panels. he talked about the $716 billion cut. the president's response was he kind of backed into his response figuring he would explain it and everybody would be smart enough to see the absurdity of mitt romney but he was not clear and on point. particularly on this voucher question, and what romney would propose with paul ryan to do to medicare. i mean, this is where i heard from a couple republicans well now we're on to medicare and this is where the president wi
PBS
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
some lumps for the next 24 hours and like the obama campaign does they'll go back to the swing states and drill back on the stuff and trying to take romney apart piece by piece and get ready for what is now going to be i think a very very very heavy duty second debate. this is, governor romney won what he wanted which is he wanted to turn this into a three series of debates. president obama is going to come, going to bring his a game to that second debate because he knows he has to. >> rose: verse we have the vice president debate. katty kay, what did you think? >> yes, i mean i agree that this was mitt romney's night. he was punchier, crisper, president obama seemed tired. he was convoluted. the feedback i was getting from people viewing from their homes, frankly they were lost during the course of this debate. it strikes me as a really fine line between having a very serious economic policy debate which this certainly was, in which american voters say they wanted and the country certainly needs and making sure that you keep the voters engaged and that you make it comprehensible to v
PBS
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
what mitt romney wants to do over the next month and how that is different from how barack obama would handle a second term. >> these debates can change the dynamics. we've had 10 presidential elections with televised debates. in three of them one candidate went into the first debate leading and another candidate came out of the last debate leading much it's turnedded campaigns in 1960 and 1980 and in 2000. so it can be done but it's a high task for sure. >> remember, we've been campaigning or we haven't been campaigning but the candidates have been campaigning for six months now. >> woodruff: do you agree with susan that a debate can change the trajectory of a race? >> i do. i think it can but it doesn't... it wasn't automatically change a trajectory. something significant has to happen. one of the contestants, one of the debaters has to say something that produces a lot of controversy for two or three days or do something, whether it's a... make a face, look at his watch. something has to happen that the voters look at. it changes how they evaluate the candidate. judy, the way
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the precious metal could come in the first half of next year. that's if gold i able to testing testing thing that could push gold prices above $2,000 an ounce this year is if president obama is re-elected. the thinking-- the president will keep bernanke employed, which means interest rates stay very, very low. suzanne pratt, nbr, new york. >> tom: stocks moved higher ahead of tomorrow's report on the september job market. the s&p 500 really gained momentum just after 10:00 a.m. eastern time after the commerce department released its report on september factory orders. while total orders were down, it wasn't as bad as feared. the index finished higher by seven tenths of a percent. trading volume held steady on the big board-- 672 million shares. it was just under 1.6 billion on the nasdaq. financials and materials were two strongest stock sectors, up 1.5% and 1.3%, respectively. the energy sector recovered some of what it had lost earlier this week, rebounding 1%. bank of america and j.p. morgan were among those financial stocks fueling the gains and helping move the dow jones i
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